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auto export of data

Hello - I understand that we will soon be able to get a snapshot of reports auto-emailed on a daily or weekly basis.  Do you know if it is or will be possbile to auto-export data from a Power BI table chart into excel (rather than snapshot) so the data could be manipulated by the end-user?

 

Thanks for your insight!


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Re: auto export of data

@mstarks

Not yet!  But suggest it as an idea (or see if someone else has already suggested it).

 

https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi

 

- Michele

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Re: auto export of data

Hi @mstarks,

The ability to get report snapshots emailed to you on a recurring schedule is already available :-)  See this article:

 

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-service-subscribe-to-report/

 

And you can also already export the data behind the visualizations.  See this article:

 

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/powerbi-service-export-data/

 

I'm adding more info to the last article this week, so please revisit the article in a few days when the updates go live.

 

- Michele

 

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Re: auto export of data

I use the export to Excel quite often - it's extremely helpful.  I'm wondering, however, if there is a way to set it up so the data is automatically exported to an excel file on a daily basis and distributed via email, much like the report snapshots.  Is this possible?

Thanks!

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Re: auto export of data

@mstarks

Not yet!  But suggest it as an idea (or see if someone else has already suggested it).

 

https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi

 

- Michele

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Re: auto export of data

Hey @mstarks,

 

I did a workaround for this in R a while back (before the export to excel option). You can find the post here.

 

It isn't automatic, but by running the visual or updating the dataset, it will export the data (in a table format) to a CSV or XLSX. You can change it to an excel spreadsheet using this:

 

library(xlsx)
write.xlsx(mydata, "c:/mydata.xlsx") 

 

Not a perfect solution, but might work till they add this feature.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Alan

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Re: auto export of data

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@mstarks wrote:

I use the export to Excel quite often - it's extremely helpful.  I'm wondering, however, if there is a way to set it up so the data is automatically exported to an excel file on a daily basis and distributed via email, much like the report snapshots.  Is this possible?

Thanks!


Hi @mstarks,

An idea about automatically exporting data on different time basis has been submitted in the following link, please vote it up and you can add comments in this idea.
https://ideas.powerbi.com/forums/265200-power-bi-ideas/suggestions/13832208-auto-scheduled-export-of...

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Lydia Zhang

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Re: auto export of data

Thank you!